[nfbwatlk] Comments Urgently Needed
curtischong at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 18 04:29:40 CDT 2010
Greetings and felicitations:
I am writing to ask for your help to influence the U.S. Access Board
as it considers proposed amendments to the ADA Accessibility
Guidelines. In particular, the Access Board is proposing to deal
with access to self-service machines "used for ticketing, check-in or
check-out, seat selection, boarding passes, or ordering food in
restaurants and cafeterias (220.2)."
In addition to explicitly excluding drive-up only self-service
machines, the proposed amendments will not require electronic
information kiosks to be accessible.
If you would like to help, please call or email the Access Board
before midnight Monday, June 21, with a message saying that the ADA
Accessibility guidelines need to include information kiosks as well
as drive-up only self-service machines. Your message does not need
to be very long. It just needs to make the point that you want the
Board to include accessibility to information kiosks and drive-up
only self-service machines in amendments to the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.
You can call and leave a voice mail or send an email to Tim Creagan,
the Access Board staff member who is taking comments on the proposed
rule modifications. The number to call is 202-272-0016, and Tim
Creagan's email address is creagan at access-board.gov.
For any of you who care to conduct extensive research into this
issue, the proposed rule changes can be found at this link:
Whatever you do, it needs to be done by midnight, Monday, June 21.
Curtis Chong, Chairman
Committee on Research and Development
National Federation of the Blind
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